Posted by: kbater | November 26, 2010

Provocative look at Standardization

Sometimes you find thought-provoking ideas on other blogs.  Here is a teacher looking and drawing his ideas about the difference between common and standardization.

After watching this clip I thought of how our school board functions and the work I do with other groups – I thought of a theatre company developing a performance, musicians working on a song, goggle developers creating a new application, kids playing – In the education world we are often either forced into standardization or sometimes we pursue it because it seems to make things easier.  If our purpose is learning, if our purpose is developing kids (and teachers) capacity – I think we need to ask what impact standardization has on these purposes?

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